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Heroes Rundown Chapter 6: "The Line"

Heroes Rundown Chapter 6: "The Line"

After the exciting Heroes episode last week with Parkman's dad and the introduction of Elle, this week's episode seems tame. I did, however, enjoy the little prank Claire and West cook up, and it looks like Sylar doesn't really need his powers in order to manipulate people.

The big bad side of HRG is back, which was kind of delightful for a while, but his harsh actions at the end surprised me.

For more on this and other thoughts on this week's Heroes (plus spoilers),

  • It's fun to see Claire actually cheerleading. And I thought she was in it for the cute outfits. But no — she does a backflip!
  • Which is almost as cool as Monica's gymnastics routine. I love watching gymnastics.
  • This show has often reeked of X-Men parallels but the whole virus/cure/"for-the-greater-good" stuff is really too close for comfort, in my opinion.
  • Bob calls this Adam Monroe "Someone who is a real danger to us, to everyone."
  • The Hiro-Kensei storyline just got about 100 times better. I was so confused as to why Kensei suddenly cared so much for Yaeko and didn't want to drink anymore and was an all-around great guy. His betrayal at the end makes much more sense.
  • However, Yaeko jumps awfully quickly into Hiro's arms. "Do you love me, Hiro?" I guess things move quickly in 1671 Japan.
  • And I would be fine with never seeing another moment of Ando reading the stupid scrolls.
  • West is such a twirp. "Claire, I can fly. That makes the whole parental guidance thing a non-issue." I feel sorry for his parents.
  • It's an interesting twist that Peter is seemingly once again the one who needs to save people, but he doesn't know how, or who he is.
  • When HRG shot Ivan I actually jumped. In the words of Cher Horowitz, "That was way harsh."
  • Monica says to Bob, "You’re like my own personal Oprah." Ha!
  • Best part of the episode: Sylar sneering about Maya being his "shiny new toy." Maya is so trusting it's ridiculous. Does she seriously not get a creepy vibe from Sylar at all? Not even a little?

What are your thoughts on this week's episode of Heroes?

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sumnboutme sumnboutme 9 years
i thought Ando and that other guy reading the scroll are funny...that said, I don't need anymore Hiro in ancient! i still can't stand Wes and I hate that he's a bad influence on Claire. Maya is stupid. Was it Peter's power that brought them to "future" New York? Maybe it's Caitlin's...dun dun can't stand her either. Is it just me or did Bob come to his senses rather quickly about Monica and the virus? And he so meant for Mohinder to see that he had the Adam Monroe file. I wonder who liquid man is...and I wish they'd bring back the invisible dude. I liked him. More Nathan! And I'm dying to know who Adam is and what his powers are...
AmazonChick AmazonChick 9 years
I agree with K79 about the accent, but regardless - I still think there's something fishy about Claire's car being stolen (they brought it up again this week, did you notice) and I think there's something weird about West, that whole parental guidance thing and he's just too eager to get Claire on his he's already been marked by the company, so maybe he's working for them...
K79 K79 9 years
I think that there will be an alternative ending to Season 1 at some point during Season 2. I live in the UK and I have to say, the Irish accents are TERRIBLE!!
JessNess JessNess 9 years
Im not feeling Caitlin. I feel like something is up with her. She just seemed to quick to jump into Peter's arms and too quick to help him out and not question his powers. Plus her Irish accent makes me jealous....I want an Irish accent
mabess mabess 9 years
i am kinda over this show right now. i didn't watch last night, and i'm debating whether or not to watch it online. they've got to narrow the focus and tighten up the story lines to catch my interest again.
caryatid caryatid 9 years
My comic loving boyfriend could not help but cough out an "XMEN!" or "LEGACY VIRUS!" a few times this episode. I hope they start making it more original, in that respect. Also... we need 200% more Matt Parkman's dad and 300% less Mohinder whining a lot. I'm glad that Nikki is back in the picture because she is a total wildcard and will shake things up. The Peter/Caitlin in the future thing seems like it could be really cool or really boring... Maybe she'll get the virus! ;) I think West is a spy. Or at the very least, a terrible influence on Claire.
Phasekitty Phasekitty 9 years
CaterpillarGirl- though the X-Men movies are recent, the X-Men comic has been around since the 60's, so it dates back even further than the 80's. These ideas and stories have existed for's just easy to liken Heroes to X-Men because of all the different powers manifesting from a gene mutation you are born with, as opposed to most comic book heroes obtaining their powers in some way.
jennylee247 jennylee247 9 years
I was surprised that The Company knows about Monica and her powers, but they do not know about Micha's powers(Nikki's son). And do you think that was Jessica talking to Mohinder about joining the Company, though he called her Nikki? She seemed more like Jessica in that scene.
NadiaPotter NadiaPotter 9 years
Caterpillar Girl - I think the "liquid man" is the one in this week Heroes Graphic Novels, on the NBC site.
Shary26 Shary26 9 years
I am betting that Adam is the alter ego of Peter. Like Nikki/Jessica. Peter has met Nikki before, so he probably absorbed her power, too. Since Peter is so strong, maybe Adam has become a separate person altogether. Hmmm...I was just waiting for a mirror image of Peter to look back at him.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
BTW, did anyone hear the russian say "the liquid man" who is that?
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
The whole concept of having a burden/having a gift and being cured of it isnt just rooted in the X-men universe. Tim Kring has been playing with that storyline since the short lived tv show called "misfits of science" in the 80's(which courtney cox was in!) I happen to like shows that arent Bam! whiz! Pow! all the time, i like good characterization, plot flow and solid acting.If anyone knows anything so far about Heroes, is that it is all related and you might not dig the Hiro subplot, i guarantee its needed. On this season mirroring last season, with the "what is going to happen to the future" Every decision we make effects the future, these people just have the opportunity to see it and change it.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I missed the first half hour. :( I have to catch up and watch it online later.
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 9 years
I don't think a middle aged bald white guy should be called Oprah.
Phasekitty Phasekitty 9 years
askmetostay- I said the same thing about June 18th being the season finale! The only thing that makes me question that is that most season finales are in May...but I definitely jumped right to that one! That would be too funny....
alyssaaa alyssaaa 9 years
I liked this episode, but it was sort of a drag for me. Oh, but I was absolutely saying "OH MY GOSH" at the end though during Kensei's betrayal to Hiro. I'm excited to see where this Kensei story line goes! I think Maya trusts Sylar so much because she sees him as a way out for her and her brother. She wants to badly to get cured of her powers and since Sylar told her that he could get her to Suresh, she wholly believes in him.
creamytofu creamytofu 9 years
they need to stop the hiro back in time plot. its kinda boring.
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
I liked this episode, I'm still confused - is claires dad good or evil?! Y is Maya so trusting of Sylar? I hope her eyes change and kill him soon.
Janners Janners 9 years
So, we're thinking the virus is able to jump to regular people in 2008? It was an alright episode... The future episode last season was amazing, so if next weeks lives up to it, cannot wait.
askmetostay askmetostay 9 years
i gotta know more about this adam character, and why he and peter are quasi-teamed-up, even though peter doesn't remember....and why the company hates him so much. if nothing else, this episode was totally worth watching for the preview for next week!!!! anyone else pretty sure the season finale will be june 18th?
tralaladdy tralaladdy 9 years
Maya is totally stupid--she gets on my nerves because she can't see how eeeevil sylar is. He totally creeps me out. I loved Hiro in the first season, but I'm pretty much done with him these days. The Japan storyline doesn't do anything for me and (though I'm sure it's connected in the long run) seems so disconnected from the rest of the storylines. Mohinder is in some deep doodoo...don't trust the company! And why doesn't the Haitian rebel? Why is he so willing to do HRG's dirty work? Sylar seriously creeps me out. And I feel like West is about to turn as well--just a feeling I'm getting. It's too easy for Claire to get the nice fellow-hero boyfriend. He's going to be bad somehow.
kstraw23 kstraw23 9 years
maya is ridiculously trusting
NadiaPotter NadiaPotter 9 years
and that Sylar will have Maya and Alejandro's power. And in the future he will start the epidemic. OH NO!! THE T VIRUS!!! Aliceeeeeee Aliceeeeeeee
NadiaPotter NadiaPotter 9 years
hey! When Ando appear and told the other guy "did you start without me?" my bro an dI though it was very funny! WE like Ando! P.S. My bro thinks that Bob has the power Peter has. And that is why he is so dangerous.
Phasekitty Phasekitty 9 years
I disagree with you, Buzz, about Hiro's plot. I was nearly banging my head against the wall every time they came on the screen (the same goes for Ando and the scrolls). I couldn't care less about the characters or the story line any longer. It's all completely lost my interest. I am excited about this new weird future that Peter and Kaitlin showed up in. Though it is all mirroring old X-Men storylines- even more so than the stuff from the movies, the "virus" is a direct rip off of the Legacy Virus from the comics back in the early 90's. At least people's stories are starting to intersect so that we're not completely without some heroes for two or three episodes in a row. The only people I missed in this episode were Nathan and Matt. Next week looks like things will pick up, thankfully.
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